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Sep 6, 2013 Beacon Stories
His name is Battle. He’s an Arabian, stands more than 15 hands (or 5 feet) tall and weighs 1,000 pounds. He’s been with Alice Bartlett since his birth 26 years ago, and she’s been riding him since he was 2.
Alice, by the way, is legally blind.
Aug 29, 2013 Science Education
How the Retina Adapts to Central Vision Loss
Aug 22, 2013 Science Education
Until therapies become readily available, it’s important for patients and families to establish an ongoing relationship with a retinal specialist familiar with retinal degenerations.
Aug 9, 2013 Science Education
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is, of course, all about finding treatments and cures for retinal degenerative diseases. However, we are well aware that many of our constituents and their families are dealing with more than just vision loss. That’s because genetic defects causing retinal conditions can sometimes affect other parts of the body. The result is conditions often referred to as syndromes.
Jul 26, 2013 Eye On the Cure Research News
Identifying the genes and proteins that play a major role in retinal health and vision is an important step in finding preventions and cures for degenerative diseases.
Jul 8, 2013 Science Education
Check out RetNet, the online catalogue of every known retinal degenerative disease gene.
Jun 30, 2013 Beacon Stories
Rollie and Sandie Purvis, parents of two sons with choroideremia, describe their sons’ film project, “Driving Blind.”
Jun 12, 2013 Eye On the Cure Research News
Many registries enable patients to collect and track information about their health, so they can take an active role in managing their care.
May 24, 2013 Beacon Stories
By Rich Shea
May 10, 2013 Eye On the Cure Research News
There’s hope for retinal regeneration for humans, thanks to Foundation-funded researcher Dr. Thomas Reh, who is investigating how to derive new photoreceptors from retinal cells called Muller glia.